Eat My Heart Out [Zoe Pilger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At twenty-three, Ann-Marie is single, broke, and furious, and convinced that. Buy Eat My Heart Out Main by Zoe Pilger (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Eat My Heart Out Zoe Pilger Serpent’s Tail, pp, £ Ann-Marie is in a state . Not only has the year-old protagonist of Zoe Pilger’s.

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The same could be said of the protagonist, who is incredibly selfish and mentally unstable. Anne-Marie hangs around with a lot fat arty types, which means there are rich pickings for wacky goings on, some of which are funny, and some of which are tiresome. The dialogue is fresh and clipped, and Pilger is particularly good with voices.

Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Zoe Pilger is the daughter of serious political journalist John. I nearly gave up with this about a third of the way through, but on balance, I’m glad I persevered with it.

There is a lack of characters you can empathize with. Prepare to feel disgusted and confused. I think for Wurtzel at least, it was self-justification.

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The breakthrough was reading Sebastian Horsley’s autobiography Dandy in the Underworld. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. The cultural references allow Pilger to use the novel as a kind of collection box for gathering the complaints and complexities of her generation.

The reason I have more antipathy to a certain strand of feminism is because it does actively celebrate this sort of thing in well-known women, who are presented as martyrs to a cause, and discusses it as an inevitable response to societal pressures rather than looking at individuals and a range of causes which apply to women and men, with a knowledge of relevant psychology.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was presented there simply as part of a character’s inner thoughts, but in a satirical novel with the remit of EMHOI was expecting a contemporary pilfer of such stuff, exaggerated, critiqued, made to look ridiculous, whatever, plus more on this highly controversial topic, unintentional mass-experiment of sex-ed via porn.

The plot, so much as there is one, is that a Cambridge educated Londoner who failed her finals seems to lack direction and is not over her childhood sweetheart, and meet I nearly gave up with this about hwart third of the way through, oug on balance, I’m glad I persevered with it.

The burlesque scene addresses this in a way, but that’s designed to be public performance zie it doesn’t go into the way people feel performative in all kinds of ways, not just sex when they are not designated as a performer, even when they are alone. Still, Eat My Heart Out is pacy and packed with incident. Instead we get a series of one-offs.

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Quite an interesting book – bursting with ideas and a little bit of humour. Perfume smells like dead oranges on a hot day. The main character Zoe is at first a pleasant and thrilling person to follow. Really a very strange book, but it would be fabulous for a discussion with a feminist book club.

May 21, Marian rated it it was ok. Given that this is meant to be a book about the current generation of pioger and early twentysomethings, Z. There are others out there more deserving of your time. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A used condom “bellyflops” into a brogue. I didn’t get the whole point and Oout didn’t enjoy my time reading this at all.


But at least plenty to talk about. I do realize this book is satirical, a commentary on the clash between 2nd wave and 3rd or 4th wave feminism.

Someone’s spine leaves pilgger looking like a string of saliva, and Campari is — perfectly — like “blood too thin to be used for a blood transfusion”. If you do read this, read it for the hilarious unabashed foul language and sexual innuendo and the view spoiler [castration of a quiet intellectual type guy hide spoiler ] that happens at the end. Want to Read saving….

Jul 12, Steven Pilling rated it liked it. After this interlude of not-sex, Ann-Marie is convinced that she and Vic are in love. Set up like a standard chick-lit fare of a girl unlucky in love trying to find herself and a suitable man, this book drops into a rabbit hole that it never escapes from. Okay, I totally judged the book by the cover. At times it feels like part of the same problem it’s trying to criticise.

The satire might hit the right notes with the right people, but as a work, I found it lacking, and it wasn’t funny enough to make up for it. She’s only a hipster by virtue of the fact that she lives in London.

Intelligent men are more likely to respect the latter, it’s the boors who are hear problem — whereas articulate women active in online feminism get out the pitchforks and torches in response to criticism of girlified design aimed at adults. I have never felt so annoyed by one book Unfortunately, the one thing that is stopping me from reading this book, is the book itself.

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